Pani puri is one of the most sought after Indian Chaat that kids and elders love to eat anytime. We see that at every street corner or near the schools or at the cross roads there are plenty of Chaat vendors. Especially today’s children love to binge on fast foods like all types of Indian chaats, burgers, pizzas etc.
Puri used for serving the pani puri is a hollow puffed small puri made of semolina and maida (all purpose flour). Pani puri is also popularly known as Gol gappa or the gup chupp. Originally this was one of the famous Indian chaat available near the beaches of Mumbai city and has widely spread to all parts of the metros. But there is always a concern on hygiene when you see the stalls where they sell them. Most of the parents are worried if the water that they serve in the pani puri is filtered or nice drinkable water and if the puris are fried in fresh oil or stale oil??
So to really have a nice hygienic pani puri the best idea would be to prepare it at home. This would make your family and you also happy without any sought of fears and concerns. Pani puri is quite simple and easy to make. To make the puri, take semolina (sooji) in a bowl, add some salt and mix well. Add some warm water and mix to make it grainy. To make it to dough you need to add some maida to absorb the moisture. Knead the dough to medium soft dough. Rest the dough for about 20 minutes.
Roll the dough to a thin large puri and then cut using a circular cookie cutter or else you can also use a round cork and keep aside. Heat oil on medium flame for deep frying the small puris. Once the oil is heated put the small puris and allow them to fry till they puff up and than remove from the oil. The fried puris can be stored for few weeks when kept in airtight containers.
Recipe: Poori pani poori
Summary: Mini baloons of fried dough
- maida – 1 – tbsp
- salt – 0
- sooji (semolina) – 1 – cup
- urad flour (optional) – 1 – pinch
- make a stiff dough and roll into thin sheets and cut into roundlea and deep fry
- use them to serve pani poori
Cooking time (duration): 25
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 4
Meal type: snack
Recipe by Vahchef.
Now the puris are ready and you can make your own stuffing and tangy sauces. You can encourage your children from eating the home made pani puris as they are more healthy and nutritious. To make it more nutritious you can also stuff in some sprouts which normally children do not eat it raw. Adding sprouts with some nice sweet chutney, green chutney and sauces will enhance the flavors and children would really gulp numbers of pani puri down their mouth. To view the making of the puri for the pani puri, go ahead and click this link immediately: http://www.vahrehvah.com/Poori+pani+poori:3603
Happy cooking and you will enjoy the experience of preparing it at home.